Stupid game lets you destroy parts of NYT story about stupid games

 by Steve Myers Published Apr. 4, 2012 9:57 am Updated Apr. 4, 2012 2:37 pm The Times has figured out a great way to increase time-on-site (and destroy our productivity) by illustrating a story about our obsession with “stupid games ” with a game that lets you shoot and destroy parts of its website. Don’t like that navigation? Fire away. Find Maureen Dowd...

Parker, Fanning: Napster was still better than what we have now

Although new services like Spotify and Rdio offer users the ability to legally listen to vast collections of music at no cost, Napster’s founders lament that music sharing today is still behind 1999. Napster founders Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning spoke at SXSW today, and lamented that music services today are still behind what they built as teenagers....

LibreOffice stats: 400 total contributors, thousands of code commits every month

By Ryan Paul | Published a day ago The Document Foundation (TDF), which launched in 2010 to develop LibreOffice, has published statistics that illustrate the project’s rapid growth. Approximately 400 total developers have contributed code to the project. The number of contributors who are active each month generally ranges from 50 to over 100.LibreOffice...

HTC loses key patent battle: How does it affect you?

by Roger Cheng  December 20, 2011 11:17 AM PST Could HTC phones like the Evo 3D be banned from the U.S.? Probably not. (Credit: Josh Miller) Apple scored a legal victory yesterday over HTC, albeit a limited one. The International Trade Commission, a federal agency with the power to enforce bans on products shipping to the U.S., ruled that HTC infringed upon one...

Microsoft chose to directly respond to confusion surrounding its Windows 8 Secure Boot feature on Thursday.

Microsoft chose to directly respond to confusion surrounding its Windows 8 Secure Boot feature on Thursday. Microsoft’s Windows chief, Steven Sinofsky, admitted there had been some comments recently that “synthesize scenarios that are not the case” around Microsoft’s work with UEFI. Redhat employee Matthew Garrett speculated that OEM machines that ship with...